Robot Wars (1993) Don Michael Paul, Barbara Crampton, James Staley, Lisa Rinna, Danny Kamekona, Yuji Okumoto Movie Review

Robot Wars (1993)   1/51/51/51/51/5

Robot Wars (1993)

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Following a toxic gas scare during 1991 America has become a barren wasteland and in the year 2041 people still need to travel around in giant robotic vehicles for their safety. But the the dangers are not just from what happened to the planet but also from a group of terrorists who attempt to attack and steal these robot transportation devices, especially a robotic spider scorpion mutation. When a group of terrorists manage to steal one of these robots, Drake (Don Michael Paul - Jet Stream), a robot pilot, must resurrect an old mega robot to take on the terrorists and save the day.

The best thing about "Robot Wars" is that it only lasts 69 minutes although I reckon that is 39 minutes too long. Yes I rate "Robot Wars" that lowly and this is one of those cheesy 90s sci-fi movies which doesn't even manage to bring anything to the movie which makes it entertaining in a bad movie way. Nope what you get is a lot of corny lines, sexism and pretty much everything which I am glad was left back in the 90s and I will admit there was a time I enjoyed the sort of nonsense which fills this movie but have grown up since those days.

As such what you get in "Robot Wars" is this future where you have a control centre which feels like it has been modelled on Star Trek. You have music which feels like it was adapted from "Terminator" and a storyline which sees suspicion, double crosses and a hero with an attitude, yes "Robot Wars" is that generic. But of course we get robot on robot action which is certainly not as entertaining as it sounds and is in fact as poor as everything else in this movie, although the dialogue is at a complete other level of sucking.

What this all boils down to is that "Robot Wars" is bad on multiple levels and might possibly be the corniest thing you have ever watched when it comes to the terrible dialogue which fills it.